Aird & Berlis and Aird & McBurney Welcome Partner Steve Hundal

We are pleased to announce that Steve Hundal has joined the firm as a partner and member of our Intellectual Property Group.

Steve is an intellectual property lawyer and a registered patent and trademark agent in Canada. Having worked as an engineer before moving into law, Steve has invaluable insight into technology and client relationships. His practice focuses on IP, including the prosecution, acquisition and licensing of patents, industrial designs, trademarks, and copyrights. He regularly prosecutes patent applications in various high technology, pharmaceutical and mechanical fields, including fintech, medical devices, automotive, telecommunications and the Internet of Things.

Steve is skilled at preparing patentability and freedom-to-operate opinions, and he advises on patentability, IP validity and infringement, and trade secret protection programs. In addition, Steve conducts IP due diligence on complex corporate transactions, and he routinely advises on related matters, such as employee IP, open source software, IP encumbrances, IP strategy and trade secret protection.

Steve’s depth of experience also includes drafting, negotiating and reviewing a variety of commercial and IP contracts, including IP license agreements, master services agreements, transition services agreements, joint development agreements, non-disclosure agreements and IP assignment agreements.

Steve leverages his technical and legal knowledge to provide his clients with strategic advice on their intellectual property matters, aligning their IP strategies with business goals.

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Steve to the firm.